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Stick

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Age : 49
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PostSubject: The Savinelli 320   Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:48 pm

Hey folks,

I've found myself strangely drawn to the 320 recently. It's like a siren calling and I particularly like the rustic finish. For those who have one, what's the deal with the filter? Can you simply remove it and smoke it without? A filter system isn't something I'd be interested in.

Grateful for your thoughts...

Stick.
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Fr_Tom

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Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:53 pm

I have a Dry System 320 that I smoke w/o the filter. I also have a Rossi that does not take one.

https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/rossi/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=312381

I have never used filters in the various Savinelli pipes I own. They seem to work fine that way for me.
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Age : 47
Location : West Tennessee
Registration date : 2007-12-22

PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:21 pm

The 320 is a nice looking pipe. But I have no experience with their filtered pipes. But with any other pipe with filters Iíve smoked. I usually just chunk the filter and smoke it like I bought it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:34 pm

Stick mate

I've long smoked a Sav 320 w/o the filter and have had zero issues. Love the size and shape, and mine is also rusticated. It was an estate and one of the best pick-ups I've aver made. I can't think you'd go far wrong with one.

Bear in mind the bowl dimensions are much like a pot - with the inside diameter being wide and not overly deep. So that will surely influence what you choose to burn in there.

My personal preferences are VaPers, but it'll smoke anything great. You just have to pay a little more attention to the moisture level, cut, and packing. Not rocket science.


Cheers,

RR

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D.L.Ruth

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Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:15 pm

That is a fine looking pipe, now 8 have to add it to my list. Never smoked a Savinelli but have other pipes that take filters and never had issues smoking without the filter. I'd say go for, whats the worst that can happen? scratch
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Corncobcon

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Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:39 pm

I have the 320 St Nicolas. I smoke it without the filter. No problems. The mouthpiece is a bit larger than I prefer, but that's ok. I usually smoke it while sitting and hold it in my hand.



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PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:45 pm

I moved this topic to the appropriate forum.


Cheers,

RR

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GeoffC

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Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:24 pm

I have a Savinelli 616 filter pipe and don't use a filter. Very good smoker. I like the shape of 320!
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Age : 76
Location : Madisonville, Kentucky
Registration date : 2012-07-12

PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:38 am

I have 9 savinellis and don't use the filters in any of them. Can't speak to the 320's yet, but sure do like that shape. cyclops
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Cold Smoke

Cold Smoke

Age : 54
Location : Turn left at Greenland
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PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:30 am

I have about a dozen 320s and smoke them all without a filter with no problems.
I bought some filters to try but just found them yucky and unnecessary.
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Fazby

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Age : 61
Location : Chicago area
Registration date : 2010-04-22

PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:37 pm

I have a few of these along with other Savs - use the filters only when a particular tobacco is on the wet side. Otherwise, I see no need.
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: The Savinelli 320   Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:17 pm

Thanks for your thoughts, chaps. Looks like it'll be fine without any filters which is what I'm after. Nice pic of the 320 St Nick too, Mr Corncobcon! I do like that chubbiness!
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